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Current Issues in Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult-Based Care for Youth with Chronic Health Care Needs

Journal title
The Journal of pediatrics
Publication year
2015
Author(s)
Hergenroeder, A. C.; Wiemann, C. M.; Cohen, M. B.
Pages
1196-201
Volume
167
Number
6

For over 25 years, with medical advances increasing the lifespan of YYASHCN, we have been aware of the need to improve health care transition to adult-based care services. Barriers to health care transition have been identified and in a number of settings, recognition of the problem and preliminary success has been achieved for pilot programs. Evidence-based solutions to improve health care transition for YYASHCN are needed. There are barriers at the patient, family, pediatric, and adult provider, and insurance system levels that must be overcome.

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